Not to be confused with Trials of the High King.
BossTrial of the King
Image of Trial of the King
Race Mogu (Humanoid)
Level 89 - 92 Elite
Resource Mana
Reaction Alliance Horde
Location Crimson Assembly Hall, Mogu'shan Palace
Status Defeatable

The Trial of the King is the first encounter in Mogu'shan Palace.


Adventure Guide

Ming the Cunning, Kuai the Brute, and Haiyan the Unstoppable have journeyed to the palace with their clans, vying to prove their worth to their king. Yet these mogu factions are plagued with bitter rivalries. Violence threatens to flood the palatial grounds unless the bickering clans can find a way to test their strength without coming to blows with one another.


Kuai the Brute

Kuai the Brute and Mu'Shiba

Clan Gurthan favors the use of fist weapons and prizes their Quilen companions.

  • Mu'Shiba — Mu'Shiba is the Gurthan Chief's loyal companion and will cease fighting after he is defeated. 
    • Ability druid supriseattack.png  Ravage Important Healer Alert — Mu'Shiba tackles a random player to the ground then Ravages them. Ravage inflicts 27000 Physical damage every second for 10 sec. Defeating Mu'Shiba ends this effect early. 
  • Spell shaman earthquake.png  Shockwave Deadly — The Gurthan Chief sends a shockwave along the ground in front of him. All targets hit by the shockwave are launched into the air and will take falling damage. 

Ming the Cunning

Ming the Cunning

The Harthak are masters of wind and lightning based magic.

  • Inv elemental primal air.png  Whirling Dervish — The Harthak Chief summons a Whirling Dervish nearby. The Whirling Dervish will move about the arena randomly and throw nearby creatures around the room, inflicting physical Damage. 
  • Spell druid ursolsvortex.png  Magnetic Field Important — Ming the Cunning rapidly spins in place, creating a Magnetic Field that pulls nearby creatures into its vortex. Creatures in the vortex suffer 40500 Nature damage every 1 sec. 
  • Spell nature lightning.png  Lightning Bolt Interruptible — The Harthak Chief inflicts Nature Damage to his current target. 

Haiyan the Unstoppable

Haiyan the Unstoppable

The Korgesh are strong warriors who favor large weapons and fire magic.

  • Spell fire fireball.png  Conflagrate — The Korgesh Chief inflicts Fire Damage on a random player. While Conflagrated, the victim suffers Fire Damage every second and is Disoriented. When Conflagrate ends it passes to any creature nearby. 
  • Spell fire meteorstorm.png  Meteor Deadly — The Korgesh Chief hurls a fiery boulder at a random player. When the meteor lands it deals a large amount of Fire Damage divided evenly among all in the area of effect. 
  • Ability warrior savageblow.png  Traumatic Blow Healer Alert Important — Haiyan the Unstoppable inflicts 200% of his weapon damage as Physical damage to his current target. The victim receives 50% less healing for the next 5 sec 


Kuai the Brute and Mu'Shbia: Ignore Mu'Shbia throughout and focus on Kuai. It will Ravage a random player and heal that player. Dodge the Shockwave, it doesn't hurt you, but will toss you up in the air.

Haiyan the Unstoppable: Be aware of the person being Conflagrated and Meteor.

Ming the Cunning: Dodge his Whirling Dervish and run away when he dodge Hurricane.


Item Type
Normal Heroic
 [Crest of the Clan Lords]  [Crest of the Clan Lords] Agility mail helm
 [Meteoric Greathelm]  [Meteoric Greathelm] DPS plate helm
 [Whirling Dervish Choker]  [Whirling Dervish Choker] Strength DPS necklace
 [Conflagrating Gloves]  [Conflagrating Gloves] DPS cloth gloves
 [Hurricane Belt]  [Hurricane Belt] Spirit leather belt


Combat Intro
Xin the Weaponmaster yells: Useless, all of you! Even the guards you've given me in tribute cannot keep these lesser beings from my palace!
Xin the Weaponmaster yells: Redeem - nay, prove yourselves now! Deal with these intruders! The clan who brings me their heads will have my favor!

Ming the Cunning

  • These other clans aren't worthy of your time, great King!
  • Our clan holds true to the ways set forth by the ancients! We deserve the King's favor above all others!
Clan Harthak will show all why they are the truest of Mogu!
Killing a player
This is the might of Harthak!
Our clan is the true clan! No interloper can change that!

Kuai the Brute

  • We are the greatest!
  • These other clans are nothing!
Clan Gurthan will show our King and the rest of you power hungry imposters why we are the rightful ones at his side!
Killing a player
The glory of Gurthan!
We will never surrender our right to rule the destiny of our people!

Haiyan the Unstoppable

  • The Mogu cannot reclaim our rightful glory without our clan's strength!
  • These other clans are beneath you, my king! They sullied our great legacy of our people!
Clan Kargesh will demonstrate why only the strong deserve to stand at our King's side!
Killing a player
For Kargesh!
Impossible! Our might is the greatest in all the empire!
All three defeated
Kuai the Brute yells: Who allowed these outsiders in our halls!? Only Clan Harthak or Clan Kargesh would stoop to such treachery!
Ming the Cunning yells: Only the dogs of Clan Gurthan would point fingers at others for their own failures! Your clan is the most desperate! It must have been you!
Haiyan the Unstoppable yells: Clan Gurthan is right! Only the honorless Clan Harthak could bring in a lesser race to do their bidding! You must be traitors!
Kuai the Brute yells: A well-scripted exchange, but we are not fooled! Your clans are clearly in league with one another! For the glory of our King, our empire, we will put you all down!
All three clans charge at each other and begin fighting in an all-out brawl.


  • Your mother is so old, she saw the rise of the first kingdom!
  • Your father is so weak that a Pandaren took pity on him and invited him to dinner!
  • Your clan is so low that Hozen tell stupid jokes about them!
  • Where did you get that weapon from? Your sister?

Unused quotes

Ming the Cunning: Silence, you motherless mu'shan herders! I'd blame your clan, but your skulls are too thick to figure out a child's puzzle box, let alone how to usurp power.
Haiyan the Unstoppable: Clan Kargesh will not suffer these insults! We will have your heads to offer to the King as proof of our might soon enough!


  • This encounter was named Clan Leaders of the Mogu during the beta.

Patches and hotfixes

  • Mists of Pandaria Hotfix (2014-03-11): Resolved an issue where Trial of the King may not reset correctly if the party dies during the encounter.
  • Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

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